Vatican News


Education is too selective, elitist, pope says
Nov 23 2015
Pope Francis is warning against Catholic education becoming elitist.

Accepting invite from Rome’s Jewish community, pope to visit synagogue
Nov 17 2015
Pope Francis will visit Rome’s synagogue and meet with the city’s Jewish community Jan. 17.

Pray, study, listen to conscience, pope says about eucharistic sharing
Nov 16 2015
Pope Francis responded to question about eucharistic sharing by saying he could not issue a general rule.

Keep your eyes on what is eternal, pope says at Mass
Nov 13 2015
At Mass on Nov. 13, Pope Francis reminded Catholics that the source of all beauty and the final destiny of all things lie in God.

Pope gives interview to homeless vendor, reveals childhood memories
Nov 13 2015
Inundated with requests from major media outlets around the world, Pope Francis chose to sit down for an interview with a homeless man who makes his living selling newspapers.

Faith leaders ask U.S. to help meet growing needs of Ukraine's people
Nov 13 2015
Ukrainian religious leaders make a plea to President Barack Obama to get humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine as winter sets in.

Mexican foreign minister confirms pope to visit capital, three states
Nov 12 2015
Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Mexico City, along with three other states in western Mexico.

A family that doesn't eat together is 'hardly a family,' pope says
Nov 11 2015
A family watches TV or plays with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is "hardly a family," the pope said.

Pope calls for end to economic exploitation, power-hungry church
Nov 10 2015
Pope Francis demands an end to economic exploitation, to clerics "obsessed" with power, to apathy among youth and to a fearful church.

Pope advises new bishop to have mercy, patience, short homilies
Nov 09 2015
Pope Francis pleads with new auxiliary bishop of Rome to be merciful and to give short, clear homilies.